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Cold Spring continues. Colder tonight, but at least there's sun today. For now. The pollen's flying, but that's okay. Seagulls over Providence. The tree outside my office window has buds, but not yet any sign of green.

Yesterday, I didn't get back to work on "Fake Plastic Trees." My agent called and we talked and talked and talked, and plans were made. I virtually never plan. I just let shit happen. Which is one reason I've had such a peculiar career so far. Planning always felt so...common. But yesterday we planned. I'm going to write a chapter and synopsis of the "werepire" novel and pitch it to my editor at Penguin, then start Blue Canary. I'll probably write all of Blue Canary before I get back to the "werepires," which would likely be in the autumn. Unless I realize this is all too entirely fucking insane, I may have two new novels written by the end of the 2011. I might call the "werepire" thingy Adapted Dark. I sort of want to see if I can write a decent book in, say, two months. Or if my head will go boom, instead.

Have I mentioned there will be at least one, and probably three, Vince Locke illustrations in The Drowning Girl?

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My life is a constellation of prescriptions. That's a lousy fucking bit of phraseology, but there you go. A sky dotted with pills. And yesterday a new one was added to the sky maps, and it sort of unexpectedly knocked me for a loop. I went out to the market with Spooky, but by the time we got home, I could hardly sit up. So, I lay down on the chaise in the middle parlor, in front of the fire, and dozed for half an hour or so. Then she woke me, and it was a long groggy evening. We watched Kill Bill Vol. 1 again, mostly so I could moon over Uma's feet and Gogo...and because the climactic fight scene never gets old. I read a paper on the braincase anatomy of the theropod Carnotaurus. But I never really shook off the grogginess. I did some rp with omika_pearl, but I just wasn't there, and finally apologized and hit the pause button. However, when I went to bed at three, I was asleep as soon as the light went out, and didn't wake until eleven. I wasn't prescribed this drug as a sleep aid, only warned it might make me drowsy. So...damn. Tonight, I don't take it until bedtime.

Oh, and boot money fell, like a Fortean event, from the heavens. Thank you, Jada. You're the bestest.

People have asked for photos of the new piercings, so there are some ears behind the cut (just the ears, but I'll do the labret later):





Right ear. I had the tragus done way back in 1996. The new glass plug is below it. You can also see the scars from old ear piercings I took out about 2003.



A closer-up, for those with a downy ear-hair fetish.

Comments

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greygirlbeast
Apr. 21st, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)

The holes don't look angry which is great. Are you sore? Are you groggy today?

Not sore at all, and Spooky's keeping the piercings clean. Most of the groggy has faded.
ashlyme
Apr. 21st, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
I'm sending you a bit of our spring: the temperature's in the late sixties, and the mayblossom's out.

The plugs are a good colour.

The Drowning Girl, illustrated? Fab.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 21st, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)

The plugs are a good colour.

Thank you.
ex_kaz_maho
Apr. 21st, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you did mention that, about Vince Locke illustrations in The Drowning Girl... Maybe I missed it, which is totally possible. But either way, that's great news! Just one more awesome thing to look forward to about this book.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 21st, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)

Just one more awesome thing to look forward to about this book.

I'm very pleased.
chris_walsh
Apr. 21st, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
And, as always, best of the good luck. In general. (Yes, I'm intentionally speaking very generally.)

Have a better day...
greygirlbeast
Apr. 21st, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)

And, as always, best of the good luck.

I'll settle for anything but bad luck.
jadakath
Apr. 21st, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Fortean event, that's me! HA!
greygirlbeast
Apr. 21st, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)

Indeed!
subtlesttrap
Apr. 21st, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Goodness
This post is just full of goodness! Vince Locke in The Drowning Girl, vampire slayer shit, and piercings! YES. Also I just purchased Eclipse 4 solely for "Tidal Forces" as well as Weird Fiction Review Number One (2010) which is a beautiful digest, one that will be a perfect home for "Fish Bride" in W.F.R. Volume 2 (read that on yer Wiki bibliography)! Congrats.
greygirlbeast
Apr. 21st, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Goodness

This post is just full of goodness! Vince Locke in The Drowning Girl, vampire slayer shit, and piercings!

And more coming tomorrow. Well, maybe.
_MissC
Apr. 21st, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
Boots?
May we see these boots as well, once they are bought with the money from the unknowable beyond (Jadakath)?
greygirlbeast
Apr. 21st, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Boots?

Yep.
_MissC
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Re: Boots?
Yay. One can never have too many nice boots. Or pleasing perforations.
prose_lover
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
Anytime I hear or see the words silver or chrome, I can't help but to think of Bad Brains!!!
sovay
Apr. 22nd, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
People have asked for photos of the new piercings, so there are some ears behind the cut (just the ears, but I'll do the labret later)

Thank you! (Would have commented sooner, but Livejournal was semi-borked.)

My life is a constellation of prescriptions. That's a lousy fucking bit of phraseology

Nah, actually, I think it's rather good.

I'm glad you have seagulls, Panthalassa's reminders.
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